10 Facts About Musicland


Musicland Group, Inc was an entertainment company that ran Musicland, Sam Goody, Discount Records, Suncoast Motion Picture Company, On Cue, and the Media Play Superstore Chains.

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The Musicland Group was purchased by Best Buy in 2001 at the height of Musicland's success, which ultimately led to its demise.

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In 1964 Musicland merged with JL Marsh and in 1968 with Pickwick International.

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Shortly after, Musicland began converting the majority of its stores to the Sam Goody brand name, although some locations did retain the Musicland name into the early 2000s.

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In 1997, the Musicland Group converted the remaining Musicland stores to the Sam Goody brand.

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Musicland helped launch the careers of many prominent artists, including Michael Jackson.

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In 1992, Musicland launched a major initiative with the rollout of its big-box Media Play concept.

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The now Sun Capital owned Musicland Group filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in January 2006, and in February announced the closing [1] of 226 Sam Goody and 115 Suncoast Motion Picture Company stores, and all Media Play locations.

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In March 2006, Trans World Entertainment announced the purchase of Musicland's remaining 400 Sam Goody and Suncoast stores from Sun Capital, along with their websites.

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Musicland store was one of the various stores reconstructed for the set of R L Stine's Fear Street at the North DeKalb Mall in Atlanta, Georgia.

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